How to watch 76ers vs. Celtics: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Friday’s NBA game

Through 2 quarters

The Philadelphia 76ers were expected to win this one, and so far that’s exactly how things are going. They are in control with a 55-37 lead over the Boston Celtics.

The 76ers enjoyed the tag team combination of center Joel Embiid and point guard Tyrese Maxey. The former has ten points and four assists along with eight rebounds, while the latter has ten points and two assists. Boston has had no offensive prominent points so far with all players held back to eight points or less.

This is the first time Boston has gone down in the third quarter in the last five games.

Who’s playing

Boston @ Philadelphia

Current Records: Boston 21-21; Philadelphia 23-17

What to know

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics will face off in an Atlantic Division clash at 7 p.m. ET on January 14 at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia is out to stop a five-game losing streak at home.

The 76ers finished well behind the Charlotte Hornets when they played on Wednesday, losing 109-98. The losing team was boosted by center Joel Embiid, who had 31 points and six rebounds. The match made Embiid the eighth in a row with at least 31 points.

Meanwhile, Boston had enough points to win and then some against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, leading their game 119-100. Little Celtics striker Jayson Tatum did his thing and scored 33 points as well as seven boards.

Philadelphia is the favorite in this one, with an expected margin of victory of 3.5 points. Those who play with the odds have seen things go back and forth with Philadelphia, which is 19-20-1 against the spread.

Philadelphia is now 23-17 while Boston is at 21-21. A couple of stats to keep an eye out for: the 76ers enter the competition with an average of 5.83 blocks per game, good for fourth-best in the league. But the Celtics are even better: they come into play with the second highest number of blocks per game in the league with 5.95. Dots in the paint may be hard to find.

How to watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where is it: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV: NBC Sport Boston
  • Online Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • To follow: CBS Sport App
  • Ticket cost: $ 42.25

Chance

The 76ers are 3.5-point favorites against the Celtics, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were perfectly in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened with a 3.5 point spread and stayed there.

Over / Under: -111

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History of the series

Boston have won 23 of their last 34 games against Philadelphia.

  • December 20, 2021 – Philadelphia 108 v Boston 103
  • Dec 01, 2021 – Boston 88 vs Philadelphia 87
  • April 6, 2021 – Philadelphia 106 v Boston 96
  • January 22, 2021 – Philadelphia 122 v Boston 110
  • January 20, 2021 – Philadelphia 117 v Boston 109
  • August 23, 2020 – Boston 110 v Philadelphia 106
  • August 21, 2020 – Boston 102 v Philadelphia 94
  • August 19, 2020 – Boston 128 v Philadelphia 101
  • August 17, 2020 – Boston 109 v Philadelphia 101
  • February 01, 2020 – Boston 116 v Philadelphia 95
  • January 09, 2020 – Philadelphia 109 v Boston 98
  • Dec 12, 2019 – Philadelphia 115 v Boston 109
  • October 23, 2019 – Philadelphia 107 v Boston 93
  • March 20, 2019 – Philadelphia 118 v Boston 115
  • February 12, 2019 – Boston 112 v Philadelphia 109
  • Dec 25 2018 – Boston 121 v Philadelphia 114
  • October 16, 2018 – Boston 105 v Philadelphia 87
  • May 09, 2018 – Boston 114 vs Philadelphia 112
  • May 07, 2018 – Philadelphia 103 vs Boston 92
  • May 05, 2018 – Boston 101 versus Philadelphia 98
  • May 03, 2018 – Boston 108 v Philadelphia 103
  • April 30, 2018 – Boston 117 v Philadelphia 101
  • January 18, 2018 – Philadelphia 89 v Boston 80
  • January 11, 2018 – Boston 114 v Philadelphia 103
  • November 30, 2017 – Boston 108 v Philadelphia 97
  • October 20, 2017 – Boston 102 vs Philadelphia 92
  • March 19, 2017 – Philadelphia 105 vs Boston 99
  • February 15, 2017 – Boston 116 v Philadelphia 108
  • January 06, 2017 – Boston 110 vs Philadelphia 106
  • Dec 03 2016 – Boston 107 vs Philadelphia 106
  • March 20, 2016 – Boston 120 v Philadelphia 105
  • January 24, 2016 – Boston 112 v Philadelphia 92
  • November 25, 2015 – Boston 84 v Philadelphia 80
  • October 28, 2015 – Boston 112 v Philadelphia 95

Injury report for Philadelphia

  • Danny Green: Out (hip)
  • Shake Milton: Out (Back)

Injury report for Boston

  • Marcus Smart: Out (Covid-19)

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